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1. burlesque

noun. ['bɝˈlɛsk'] a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way.

Synonyms

  • impersonation
  • parody
  • charade
  • imitation
  • sendup
  • caricature
  • takeoff
  • travesty
  • spoof
  • pasquinade
  • mockery
  • put-on

Antonyms

  • natural
  • fall
  • tragedy
  • genuine

Etymology

  • burlesque (French)
  • burlesco (Italian)

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Words that Rhyme with Burlesque

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Example sentences of the word burlesque


1. Noun, singular or mass
Some performers also earn extra funds by teaching burlesque to others or even lecturing about the art form.

2. Adjective
However, burlesque performers set their own rates.

2. burlesque

verb. ['bɝˈlɛsk'] make a parody of.

Synonyms

  • mock
  • travesty
  • spoof

Antonyms

  • affirm
  • contraindicate
  • disappear

Etymology

  • burlesque (French)
  • burlesco (Italian)

3. burlesque

noun. ['bɝˈlɛsk'] a theatrical entertainment of broad and earthy humor; consists of comic skits and short turns (and sometimes striptease).

Antonyms

  • negate

Etymology

  • burlesque (French)
  • burlesco (Italian)
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